Comprehensive School Health

school kids

Comprehensive School Health (CSH) is an internationally recognized approach to building healthy school communities. We know that it can improve health and education outcomes in children 6 to 18 years.

Health Promotion Coordinators support Alberta school boards in using the CSH approach to improve healthy eating, active living, and positive mental health.

The team works with school boards to:

  • help determine needs and develop action plans
  • support school health teams and school board staff
  • support the development and implementation of health and wellness policies
  • promote the use of the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth
  • offer professional development and health and wellness resources
  • build community connections
  • support schools to get funding for health programs or projects
  • create, evaluate, and distribute resources 

Quick Reference


Process for Building Healthy School Communities using the Components of Comprehensive School Health (Adapted from the Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund)